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Alerts for the Alton, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Implementing Visitor Restrictions

Apr 10, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Kewanee and Monmouth will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • One visitor will be allowed for patients with behavioral health, developmental delays or altered mental status for whom a caregiver is necessary for their care or safety
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations
  • Other exceptions will be made in consultation with leadership
     

    We have activated a screening process for all visitors and vendors that enter our facilities. Visitors that fall under the above visitor exceptions will be screened at the Main Entrance for signs of respiratory illness.
     

    In addition to self-reporting, Mission Partners are now being screened by their Supervisors. All Mission Partners are expected to self-monitor for symptoms before coming to work by taking their temperature. Once they have arrived for their shift, Supervisors will initiate a second round of screening to ensure they are feeling well.

     

    All patients are not being screened at the door, but ARE being screened at the department to which they are going to for their procedure or visit. They are asked all of the relevant screening questions to ensure that they are healthy.


    “Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center President Ajay Pathak. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

    If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Alton Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 21
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • April 15
    • Car Seat Safety - cancelled
  • April 16
    • Breastfeeding Series - cancelled
  • April 18
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • May 13
    • Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
  • May 18
    • Infant CPR - cancelled

Please check back for updated information.

Alerts for the Bloomington, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Bloomington-Normal Area

Mar 22, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF PromptCare on Bradford Lane is closed indefinitely; the primary care office is open and taking walk-in patients. OSF Urgo on Bradford Lane is also open usual hours (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.).
  • Valet Parking is suspended until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Life After Loss Support Group cancelled until further notice.
  • All Birthing Center classes are cancelled through the end of May.
  • All Center for Healthy Lifestyles classes and events are cancelled until further notice, with the exception of HMR classes.
  • Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 (Fit4Life) is suspended until further notice.

Please check back for updated information.

OSF St. Joseph Requesting No Visitors

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

In alignment with the Governor’s declaration to shelter in place, we will be going to a NO VISITOR policy on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. with a few exceptions:

One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
One support person will be allowed during childbirth
Special considerations for end-of-life situations

These restrictions are an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventive measure for the virus.

Alerts for the Danville, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Danville Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 20
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 21
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled
  • March 27
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 28
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled

OSF Sacred Heart Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor may be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor may be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

 

Alerts for the Escanaba, Michigan Area

OSF St. Francis Restricting All Visitors to the Hospital & Medical Group

Mar 15, 2020 - For the health and safety of our community, and in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order No. 2020-7, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients or accompany patients to medical appointments.

For the health and safety of our community, and in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order No. 2020-7, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients or accompany patients to medical appointments.


The following exceptions may apply:

  • Visitor necessary for the provision of medical care for a patient
  • Visitor who supports activities of daily living for a patient
  • Visitor who must exercise power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient
  • Parent, foster parent or guardian of patients who are 21 years of age or under
  • Visitor to a patient who is in serious or critical condition or in hospice care
  • Those who are visiting under exigent circumstances
  • Visitor performing official governmental functions
  • One visitor/support person allowed for childbirth

 

Healthy visitors that meet the exceptions listed above should stop at the front desk upon arrival to the hospital.

For up-to-date information and guidelines, visit www.CDC.gov. You can also visit www.osfhealthcare.org for more information and online screening for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Closings & Cancellations - Escanaba Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • April 14
    • Cancer Support Group - Cancelled
    • April 14
    • Community Grief Group - Cancelled
  • May 12
    • Cancer Support Group - Cancelled

Alerts for the Evergreen Park, Illinois Area

OSF Little Company of Mary Implement Visitor Restrictions in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 15, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking the public to limit visits to the hospital.

OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, in conjunction with the Cook County Health Department, has issued the following temporary visitor restrictions during continued widespread seasonal influenza activity and the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and community, NO visitors will be allowed at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center until further notice. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The changes are effective immediately.

 

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventative measure for the virus.

 

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCook County Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Closings & Cancellations - Evergreen Park Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • Care Station East at 5660 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 24. Care Station West at 6700 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will remain OPEN for your urgent care needs.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Birthing Basics through May
  • Baby Care Basics through May
  • Days Breastfeeding Support Group cancelled until through May
  • Evening Breastfeeding Support Group through May
  • Having Your Baby at OSF Little Company of Mary Tours through May
  • Infant Child/CPR through May
  • Now I’m Home, Now What? through May
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Class thorugh May
  • Sibling Preparation Class through May
  • Senior Social Group through May
  • ALL Screenings in May
  • FREE Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening cancelled until May
     

Alerts for the Galesburg, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center Implements NO Visitor Policy

Apr 29, 2020 - OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place. The changes are effective April 1, 2020 with a few exceptions:

 

3/31/2020 - Galesburg, Illinois

OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place. The changes are effective April 1, 2020 with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may be difficult for some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

In compliance with the updated stay-at-home order, we will require all patients and visitors to wear masks when entering OSF hospitals and offices starting tomorrow April 29. Don't have a mask? You can make your own using the instructions found on our website.

 


For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Closings and Cancelations Galesburg Area

Mar 15, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • For the safety of our patients we have canceled screening mammography appointments at this time.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • All Bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at SMMC being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Visting hours will be 10am - 5:30pm. Front Doors will closed at 5:30pm. Emergency Room Doors will stayed open.

  • Mass postponed until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 30
    Healthy Workplace Event- Postponed

  • April 2
    Blessing and Dedication- Postponed

  • Childbirth Classes in April have been cancelled.

  • Call ahead for any events.

Alerts for the Kewanee, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Kewanee and Monmouth will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

All people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness.

Walk-in appointments (non-scheduled) after 4 p.m. on weekdays or after 11 a.m. on Saturdays at OSF Saint Luke Rural Health Clinic will not be available, so please plan accordingly.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says Jackie Kernan, president of OSF Holy Family and OSF Saint Luke. “These safety measures are aligned with our Mission and CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Kewanee Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • For the safety of our patients we have cancelled screening mammography appointments for at least the next two weeks. This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment. If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • All bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Volunteer Services have been suspended. 

  • The Alcove Gift Shop has been closed until further notice.

  • March 13
    The Alcove Gift Shop Spring Open House - cancelled
  • March 16
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 19
    Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours - cancelled
  • March 23
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 26
    Usborne Books Sale - cancelled
  • March 30
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 31
    Healthy Workplace Event - cancelled
  • April 3
    Breedloves Shoe Fair - cancelled
  • April 8
    OSF Saint Luke Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
     

Alerts for the Mendota, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 30, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:
 

  • One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care
  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

Also, all people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. Walk-in (non-scheduled) testing after 4 p.m. will not be allowed entry, so please plan accordingly. OSF PromptCare services remain unchanged at this time.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Elizabeth President Ken Beutke and OSF Saint Paul President Dawn Trompeter. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

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Closings & Cancellations - Mendota Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF PromptCare (Walk-in Urgent Care Clinic) has been relocated from Suite 400 to Suite 600 (located across the hallway) - Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Health Information Management Office hours have changed to 8am to noon starting 4/13/2020
  • OSF Saint Paul Medical Center patient acess doors have changed along with hours.
    Main Lobby (door #1) - open, 6:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Medical Office Door (door #3) - open, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Rehabilitation Services Door (door #2) - closed
    Prairie Cafe Door - closed
  • OSF Saint Paul Medical Center Prairie Cafe is closed to the public (until further notice)
  • OSF Saint Paul Auxillary Gift Shop (until further notice)
  • OSF Saint Paul Chapel, Catholic Weekly Mass  - cancelled

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  •  Grief Support Group - cancelled untill further notice

Alerts for the Monmouth, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Kewanee and Monmouth will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

All people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness.

Walk-in appointments (non-scheduled) after 4 p.m. on weekdays or after 11 a.m. on Saturdays at OSF Saint Luke Rural Health Clinic will not be available, so please plan accordingly.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says Jackie Kernan, president of OSF Holy Family and OSF Saint Luke. “These safety measures are aligned with our Mission and CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Monmouth Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • In order to safeguard the health of our Mission Partners and community, patients and visitors to OSF Holy Family Medical Center are being asked to comply with wellness screening practices in order to enter the building. To streamline patient flow at our facility and enforce the flu masking restrictions currently in place, we are limiting the number of public entrances to our hospital. Visitors approaching the Outpatient/Visitors entrance as well the Main Entrance will be redirected to the Emergency Department Entrance for screening. Rehab-Specialty Clinic Entrance and OSFMG Entrance remain open.

  • For the safety of our patients we have cancelled screening mammography appointments for at least the next two weeks.This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at OSF Holy Family is being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Masses in the OSF Holy Family Chapel have been suspended.

  • All bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Volunteer Services have been suspended. 

  • The Gift Shop has been closed until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 13
    A1C Screening at Save-A-Lot, Monmouth - cancelled
    A Matter of Balance Classes - all remaining sessions cancelled

  • March 18
    A1C Screening at Costello Terrace, Monmouth - cancelled

  • March 23
    Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
    Healthy Workplace Event - postponed

  • March 24
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • March 28
    Nutrition Poster Contest Awards - cancelled

  • March 31
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • April 2
    Healthy Kids U Open House - cancelled

  • April 9 - May 21
    Healthy Kids U - postponed to fall 2020

  • April 27
    Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
     

Alerts for the Ottawa, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 30, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020,

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care
  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

Also, all people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. Walk-in (non-scheduled) testing after 4 p.m. will not be allowed entry, so please plan accordingly. OSF PromptCare services remain unchanged at this time.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Elizabeth President Ken Beutke and OSF Saint Paul President Dawn Trompeter. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Ottawa Area

Mar 16, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • The main entrance of OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is open Monday - Friday from 5:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. After hours and weekends, all patients are to enter via the Emergency entrance.
  • OSF PromptCare, located at 1614 E. Norris Drive, is temporarily closed.
    • If you need care for a minor illness or injury, please visit OSF PromptCare (1640 1st Avenue) or OSF Urgo (2911 Columbus Street).
  • OSF Medical Group - Primary Care, located at 1209 Starfire Dr., Suite 3, is temporarily closed.
    • Dr. Koganti is now seeing patients at OSF Medical Group - Primary Care (1640 1st Avenue). Please call (815) 434-2048 with questions.
  • Health Information Management (medical records) is available by phone at (815) 431-5754 or online by clicking here. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Cafe is closed to the public (until further notice)
  • OSF MarketPlace Gift Shop (until further notice)
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth Chapel (until further notice)
     

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • All OSF LifeFit services in Ottawa are suspended.
  • All classes and events are cancelled through April.

Alerts for the Peoria, Illinois Area

OSF Saint Francis No Visitor and Masking Policy

Apr 28, 2020 - To protect patients and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have implemented a NO VISITOR policy and are requiring everyone to wear a mask.

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois are implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place. The changes are in effect until further notice with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

In addition, Beginning Wednesday, April 29, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria will require anyone entering to wear a mask. Exceptions are made for those younger than two years old or those with medical conditions that prohibit wearing a mask.

 

“Wearing a mask over the nose and mouth helps to contain respiratory secretions and reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19,” said President Bob Anderson. “Masking is additional protection which will address asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission of the virus.”

 

Patients will be given a mask to wear while interacting with medical staff if they don’t have one of their own. In addition, visitors and vendors will be asked to wear a personal mask. If a personal mask is not available, a disposable mask will be provided.

 

All OSF Mission Partners will also be required to wear masks in public spaces, whether personal or provided by OSF HealthCare. OSF Mission Partners who provide direct patient care will be issued appropriate personal protective equipment by OSF.

 

 

Valet Services Discontinued at OSF Saint Francis

Mar 18, 2020 - OSF Saint Francis discontinues valet services until further notice

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has discontiuned valet services until further notice. Patients and visitors may pull up to an entrance door inside the main parking deck. Wheelchairs will be made available until 6 a.m - 6 p.m. each da

Closings & Cancellations - Peoria Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF Medical Exercise at the RiverPlex is closed until further notice - this includes Silver Sneakers, all group classes, support groups and orientations.
  • OSF Senior World is closed March 17 - April 16
  • Walk-in Wednesday mammograms at OSF Saint Francis are discontinued until further notice.
  • OSF Occupational Health on Sheridan Road is temporarily closed.Lift tests will still be offered, but all other occupational health services will be provided out of our office located at 719 N. William Kumpf Boulevard.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

 

 

  • May 13
    • Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
  • May 18
    • Infant CPR - cancelled

Alerts for the Pontiac, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Saint James Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of our patients, family members and Mission Partners (staff), we are implementing a strict no visitor policy, effective March 30, 2020.

Please be advised, we have updated our visitor restrictions, effective March 30, 2020.

OSF HealthCare Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac has implemented a strict no visitor policy until further notice. There are a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients.
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth. 
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations.

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it's an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible at this time.

Closings & Cancellations - Pontiac Area

Mar 15, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events. This is to ensure we’re following guidance to limit large interactions, for everyone’s safety. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF PromptCare in Suite 205 is temporarily closed. Other urgent care clinics are located in Streator, Ottawa, Morris and Bloomington-Normal. Go to osfhealthcare.org and click on "LOCATIONS" for directions, hours and contact information.
  • Mass in the OSF HealthCare Saint James chapel has been suspended until further notice.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Until further notice
    • Living with Loss Grief Support Group - cancelled
  • May 26
    • Gastric Bypass Support Group - cancelled
  • May 28
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled
  • June 1
    • EMS Golf Classic - cancelled
  • June 2
    • Diabetes Support Group - cancelled

Alerts for the Rockford, Illinois Area

OSF Saint Anthony Requesting Public to Limit Visits and to Wear Masks

Apr 30, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure. We are also asking all patients, visitors, vendors and employees to wear a personal mask upon entering OSF hospitals and offices effective May 4, 2020 until further notice.

No visitor policy in effect until further notice. A few exceptions apply:

  • One visitor will be allowed for surgical patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth (siblings are not allowed)
  • Special considerations for end-of-life situations
  • One designated health care decision maker for patients unable to make health care decisions for themselves
  • NOTE: Health care decision makers, support persons and visitors of end-of-life patients who are currently experiencing or recently experienced any acute respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.

Closings & Cancellations - Rockford Area

Mar 23, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

 

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • Catholic Mass (until further notice)
    • Please note that services will not be held at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center until further notice.
  • Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – cancelled
  • Fitness Center – cancelled
    • Members will not be billed during the closure. Billing will start again once the Fitness Center re-opens.
  • Rejuvenation Center – cancelled
  • Cafeteria - closed to public
  • OSF MarketPlace and Java City - closed
  • OSF PromptCare, located at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, will be temporarily closed, starting April 12.
    • OSF PromptCare at the OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut will remain open with normal operating hours (8 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily)
  • OSF Saint Anthony Wound Healing Center & Healogics - closed on Fridays starting April 24, 2020 until May 22, 2020

Alerts for the Streator, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 30, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020,

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and employees, OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict NO VISITOR policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care
  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

Also, all people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. Walk-in (non-scheduled) testing after 4 p.m. will not be allowed entry, so please plan accordingly. OSF PromptCare services remain unchanged at this time.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Elizabeth President Ken Beutke and OSF Saint Paul President Dawn Trompeter. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Streator Area

Mar 16, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • The main entrance of OSF Center for Health - Streator is open Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. After hours and weekends, all patients are to enter via the Emergency entrance.
  • OSF Medical Group - Primary Care, located at 516 S. Chestnut St., Wenona, is temporarily closed.
    • Susan Pavlick, APRN, is now seeing patients at OSF Center for Health - Streator (111 Spring St). Please call (815) 853-4402 with questions.
  • OSF MarketPlace & OSF MarketPlace Cafe is closed to the public (until further notice)
  • OSF Center for Health - Streator Chapel (until further notice)
     

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • All OSF King Care-A-Van appearances are cancelled through April.
  • All classes and events are cancelled through April.

Alerts for the Urbana, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Urbana Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

Locations

Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.  

  • OSF Urgo on Cunningham Avenue is temporarily closed.

Classes & Events

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:

  • March 18
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled
  • March 25
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled

OSF Heart of Mary Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center is implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor may be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor may be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.